Social Dilemma: Do you eat or throw away the ends of the bread?


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Wednesday’s TRY Social Dilemma has to do with whether or not you choose to eat or throw away the ends of the bread. Here’s the email Jamie received:

Hi Jaime,

I’m writing because I had a bit of a disagreement with a neighbor over the weekend. Several neighbors on my block are all in each other’s “bubble.” We all live by the same Covid rules so we are able to socialize with one another, safely. Anyway, over the weekend, several of us were at my friend Carnie’s house. She decided to make sandwiches for everyone which was so nice. Just regular old BLT’s. Well when I got my sandwich, the piece of bread that was used for one side was the end of the bread. I jokingly (but also kind of seriously) said, why is the end of the bread on my sandwich, everyone knows you either throw that away or throw it outside for the squirrels. Carnie said she and her family always eat the end piece. I said it’s like a giant piece of crust, who want’s that? We laughed about it, and I ate the sandwich, because I was grateful she offered it to me in the first place. It was just interesting to me that someone would actually use the end piece for a sandwich. But it made me wonder, do you use the end pieces? Do a lot of people? I hope you’ll ask this question Jaime.

Thanks ~ Vicki. 

Jaime said, “Well, I’m with Vicki on this one. In my house, we don’t eat the ends of the bread, but we do put them out for squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits. I also think the end piece is like the crust, and I’m not a big crust person.”

So what about you? Do you eat the end pieces of the bread, or is it for the birds?

Let us know on the NEWS10 Facebook page or let Jaime know on the TRY Facebook page.

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